August is SPAM Restaurant Month
August 2, 2018 – 7:46 pm | Comments Off on August is SPAM Restaurant Month

Believe it or not, Road Trips Foodies: some people actually search out places to enjoy Spam — that brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation first sold in 1937.
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Octopus Festival in Spain
July 26, 2018 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on Octopus Festival in Spain
Octopus Festival in Spain

Fans of the soft-bodied, eight-armed mollusc are conversing on Spain’s province of Ourense next month for the Octopus Festival. It’s set for August 12, 2018, in O Carballiño.
Between 25,000 and 30,000 kilos of octopus are …

Albariño Wine Festival
July 24, 2018 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Albariño Wine Festival
Albariño Wine Festival

Off to Spain next month, Road Trips Foodies? The Galicia town of Cambados celebrates the Albariño Festival during the first week in August. Homage will be paid to this white wine with a series of …

Saffron Rose Festival in Spain
September 27, 2017 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Saffron Rose Festival in Spain
Saffron Rose Festival in Spain

No roses are involved in the Saffron Rose Festival, set for October 27, 2017 in Consuegra, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
The reference is to the saffron — the crimson stigmas and styles (called threads) of the …

Seafood Festival in O Grove, Spain
September 4, 2017 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Seafood Festival in O Grove, Spain
Seafood Festival in O Grove, Spain

First held in 1963, the annual “Festa do Marisco” (seafood festival) is a cultural and gastronomic event that celebrates the twin economic pillars of O Grove, a coastal town in Spain’s Galicia: fishing and tourism.
This …

Ham Day in Monesterio, Spain
August 30, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Ham Day in Monesterio, Spain
Ham Day in Monesterio, Spain

Ham Day takes place September 9, 2017, in Monesterio, Badajoz, Extremadura,Spain.
The festivity starts at 11 a.m. at the swimming pool grounds and municipal park in Monesterio. From that time onwards, visitors will have access to …

Spain’s La Tomatina Set for August 30 This Year
August 21, 2017 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Spain’s La Tomatina Set for August 30 This Year
Spain’s La Tomatina Set for August 30 This Year

It’s really messy, Road Trips Foodies, but this fest is said to be a lot of fun.
La Tomatina, which takes place on the last Wednesday in August each year, has been a tomato-throwing event …

A Gastronomic Fiesta of Snails in Spain
March 15, 2017 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on A Gastronomic Fiesta of Snails in Spain
A Gastronomic Fiesta of Snails in Spain

Admittedly they’re an acquired taste, but many Road Trips Foodies are fond of snails.
One place to find a “gastronomic fiesta of snails” is Lleida, Spain. The town’s L’Aplec del Caragol (“The Snail Meet”) is organized …

Spain’s Burial of the Sardine
February 1, 2017 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Spain’s Burial of the Sardine
Spain’s Burial of the Sardine

Your Road Trips Foodies supposes that those who’ve dined mostly on sardines for 40 days welcome the end of Lent — but no one does it with more flair than the residents of Murcia, Spain.
Here, …

Botillo Festival in Spain’s León Province
January 2, 2017 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Botillo Festival in Spain’s León Province
Botillo Festival in Spain’s León Province

The Festival de Exaltación del Botillo takes place February 18, 2017, in the town of Bembibre (León province), Spain.
Centered on the town square, it celebrates botillo, a typical cured meat produced in the El Bierzo …

Cabrales Competition in Spain
July 7, 2015 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on Cabrales Competition in Spain
Cabrales Competition in Spain

In the Asturias village of Arenas de Cabrales, in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains of Spain, the “Cabrales Cheese Competition is held on the last Sunday in August.
This year’s event is August …